The Tulip Festival in Ottawa is always awesome. We don’t always get the best weather for the show, sometimes spring comes early or late, but there is always one good weekend when the sun is out, the tulips are in bloom, and Dow’s Lake is a madhouse of people wandering around the flowers taking pictures. Back in 2005, we were living on Parkdale, and we decided we would do a short trek over to the park to see them. I had seen photos, but I had never really gone there specifically to wander around, and I had been living in Ottawa for 12 years! What was wrong with me? (Don’t try to answer that; we don’t have that kind of time! hehehe)
First up were the pink ones, and I was quite taken with them (photos 3-4). Yellow and white were nice (photos 5-8, 19-21), but the seas of them didn’t do much for me. The bright orange ones that look a bit like Tiger Lilies to me were super impressive (photos 9-12). Of course, you can’t ignore the reds (photos 13-18).
And like most people, we posed for shots with the flowers…you have to get in close or you get 500 people in the background too! (photos 31, 36, 37). We don’t go every year, but every few years, we make time to go and wander among the tulips.